Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 06 April 2021, 1309 UTC, Post 1964.


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News for Tuesday 6 April

Contests on QO-100 allowed in time for Yuri Gagarin contest
On April 4, AMSAT-DL opened the QO-100 NB satellite transponder to general contest operation in the upper mixed-mode range. This weekend (April 10-11) will see the Yuri Gagarin contest

Oklahoma SM Kevin O’Dell, N0IRW, stepping down; Mark Kleine, N5HZR, appointed as OK SM
Kevin O’Dell, N0IRW, Oklahoma’s long-serving Section Manager (SM) — serving two terms from 2010 to 2014 and again serving since 2016 — has decided to step down effective April 9, 2021

New National Shortwave Listeners Club
A new club to cater for the needs of shortwave listeners and aspiring radio amateurs was launched during the week

Watch next space station crew launch live on NASA TV, NASA App
Three space travelers, including NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, KG5GNP, are poised to launch Friday, April 9, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station

SARL virtual AGM
The 2021 SARL Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 17 April on the Bluejeans platform

Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day
Sunday 18 April is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) and this year marks the 96th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which was founded at the 1925 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Paris

HamFest 2021
The Moorabbin and District Amateur Radio club is pleased to announce the 2021 HamFest will be on Saturday 8th May, with doors opening at 10am

Southgate Vibes Podcast #48
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode

News for Monday 5 April

VO1FN: The 144 MHz Trans-Atlantic SDR Monitoring Station
John Desmond EI7GL writes in his blog about the VO1FM monitoring station in St. Johns Newfoundland that will be listening for trans-Atlantic FT8 signals

Cyprus radio hams remove discriminatory language
At their AGM held on March 21, the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) made changes to their Constitution to make it gender neutral as part of an effort to make the Society more welcoming to female members

11-year-old radio ham presented with transceiver
The El Defensor Chieftain reports eleven-year-old Keller Ford is now a licensed amateur radio operator, he has the callsign KI5PGE

Live from PJ2T
Geoff PJ2DX will be presenting the next talk at Denby Dale amateur radio club

ARISS contact for students at The School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program 2021, Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia
The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for April 6, 2021 11:27 UTC. IK1SLD in Casale Monferrato, Italy. will serve as the ARISS relay amateur radio ground station

Home QTH contest
Today, Easter Monday, IRTS is running a one-hour ‘Home QTH’ contest on 2 metres, starting at 3.00pm local time

EI2IMD on the air for International Marconi Day
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group EI2WRC will be QRV as EI2IMD on Saturday April 24th as an official Marconi station for the International Marconi Day 2021

UKEICC SSB one hour contest
The final UKEICC SSB one hour contest of this season will be held on Wednesday April 7th starting at 2000

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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